Things to do Over Winter Break

I know you all keep hearing this, but self-care is important. No matter what year you are in our program, you’re probably stressed out and you’re counting down the days until Winter Break. It seems like we haven’t had a chance to just breathe, hang out with friends/family, or experience something new. If you’re like me and you want to experience something new or fun during the break here are a few suggestions if you don’t know where to start:

Rooftop Cinema Club (Now - December 23, 2017)

Price: 19, loveseat $29

Do you love Hollywood movies? Do you enjoy watching movies on the roof? ...Yeah, I’ve never tried that either, but the Rooftop Cinema Club offers that experience! They’ll be screening movies like “Home Alone”, “Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Edward Scissorhands” and “Elf” until December 23rd. Worried about how cold it’ll be? Dont! They offer blankets and hot drinks.

http://rooftopcinemaclub.com/los-angeles/

Da Poetry Lounge (Every Tuesday)

Price: $5 - $10 depending on the night (check their website) CASH ONLY

One of my personal ABSOLUTE favorite places to be on Tuesday nights. If you enjoy poetry and spoken word this is the place for you. Ultimately, it is a communal space where people can share their stories and their truth in various forms. They even allow those who aren’t scheduled to perform share their narratives! It’s located at the Greenway Court Theatre at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. I advise showing up EARLY, if seats fill up in the audience (which they do weekly) you will be asked to sit on stage surround the performers.

http://dapoetrylounge.com

Museum of Failure (Now - February 4 2018)

Price: $10; $5 seniors and students; free for 12 and under.

We all know that trial and error is real, especially when it comes to products we know and love. Have you ever wondered what happened to all those failed prototypes and inventions? This museum showcases a collection of more than 100 innovation failures.

http://failuremuseum.com/

Candytopia (Launches December 15, 2017)

Another Selfie-friendly pop us is coming ! Have you heard of or even got to experience the Ice Cream Museum pop-up? Well this is very similar, but for candy! Not only will you get to sample candy, but there will be various rooms with large candy creations, flying unicorn pigs and they even have a “marshmallow tsunami”. Purchase tickets as soon as you can, it is expected to sell out.

https://www.candytopia.com/

LA Zoo Lights (Now - January 7, 2018)

Price: $10–$19.95

Christmas lights, in the evening, at a zoo, and kid friendly - enough said.

http://www.lazoolights.org/

Enchanted: Forest of Light (Now - January 7, 2018)

Similar to the LA Zoo Lights, Descanso Botanical Gardens offers an interactive experience with several illuminated installations around the grounds. You’ll enjoy radiant forests and stand alone hands-on art pieces. Buy tickets for this experience ASAP as it will sell out.

https://www.descansogardens.org/programs-events/enchanted/

CHILL Adventure Park at the Queen Mary (Now - January 7, 2018)

Price: $29.99 for adults and $19.99 for kids ages 4 - 11

Another kid friendly experience that couples various holiday traditions from all over the world with ice. It’s a 38,000-square foot Ice Adventure Park that will have a the North Pole featuring liquid-candy, Ice Skating in Switzerland alongside chocolate and cheese treats, and fireworks and Chinese Lantern decorating in China.

http://www.queenmary.com/events/chill-2017-2018

Bai Holiday Ice Rink (Now- January 15, 2018)

Outdoor ice skating at Pershing Square in Los Angeles is back! Enjoy skating under the stars in the heart of DTLA surrounded by art and lively activity.

https://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/holiday-ice-rink

Anaheim Packing District​

Its one of the few remaining packing houses in Orange County. These days, it is a restaurant and entertainment communal dining space that also has a outdoor picnic garden.

http://anaheimpackingdistrict.com/packing-house